2013 Schedule

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2013 Schedule

All sessions will take place at the Oregon Convention Center unless noted otherwise. Times are subject to change – be sure to consult the final Convention 2013 Program and Exhibit Guide that will be in your Registration Bag. Registration badges must be worn to attend all sessions and to visit the Exhibit Hall (free 'Exhibit Hall Only' passes are available at the Convention Registration Desk).


Wednesday, June 26

  • 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open
  • 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • HLAA State Chapter Coordinator Workshop
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    • HLAA State Leaders Workshop

Thursday, June 27

  • 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open
  • 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • HLAA Board of Trustees and Annual Business Meetings
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening (Hall E - open until 5 p.m.)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Educational Workshops and State/Chapter Room Workshops
      Educational Workshops are divided into the following tracks:
      • Advocacy
      • Assistive & Other Technology
      • More Advocacy and Technology
      • Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants
      • Relationships & Communication
  • 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    • Educational Workshops and State/Chapter Room Workshops
  • 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Opening Session featuring keynote speaker Howard Weinstein (inventor of solar-powered hearing aids); Commissioner Amanda Fritz of the Portland City Council and Portland’s Commission on Disabilities to welcome attendees to the beautiful city of Portland Sponsored by Williams Sound
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • 100 Portland event sponsored by LNS Captioning (more details to come)
  • 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    • Get Acquainted Party (at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland) Sponsored by CaptionCall

Friday, June 28

  • 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open
  • 9 a.m. – Noon
    • Research Symposium, Latest Developments in Hearing Rehabilitation Research presented by research audiologists from the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) at the Portland VA Medical Center
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Exhibit Hall open
  • Noon– 1:30 p.m.
    • Book Signing: Shouting Won’t Help: Why I (and 50 Million Other Americans) Can’t Hearing You by Katherine Bouton
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
    • Educational Workshops and State/Chapter Room Workshops
  • 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    • Educational Workshops and State/Chapter Room Workshops
  • 5:15 p.m.
    • Board buses for World Forestry Center (look for signage directing you to the ballroom entrance of DoubleTree by Hilton Portland)

Saturday, June 29

  • 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open
  • 8:45 a.m.
    • Sam Trychin, Ph.D. to welcome veterans for:
      Hamilton CapTel Presents Hearing Loss Solutions for Veterans, a special track of workshops for all attendees and especially for veterans
  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Exhibit Hall Open
  • 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    • Educational Workshops and State/Chapter Room Workshops
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    • Educational Workshops and State/Chapter Room Workshops
  • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Book Signing: What Did You Say? An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss by Monique Hammond
  • Noon – 3 p.m.
    • Exhibit Hall Lunch – enjoy refreshments and time to explore the latest technology and services for people with hearing loss. Sponsored exclusively by Hamilton CapTel (Exhibit Hall closes at 3 p.m.)
  • 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    • Educational Workshops and State/Chapter Room Workshops
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    • Q&A Wrap-up Session – NEW! Moderated by Sam Trychin, Ph.D. More details coming soon!
  • 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    • Farewell, Saturday evening Banquet featuring music by Five Guys Named Moe (at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland) Sponsored by Contacta and Univox

Sunday, June 30

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    • Awards Breakfast and Ceremony (at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland) Sponsored by CapTel Captioned Telephone